Don Bass
Date of birth: (1956-03-11)March 11, 1956
Place of birth: Fort Worth, Texas
Date of death: October 26, 1989(1989-10-26) (aged 33)
Waxahachie, Texas
Career information
Position(s): Tight end
College: Houston
NFL Draft: 1978 / Round: 3 / pick 83
 As player:
Cincinnati Bengals
New Orleans Saints
Playing stats at

Donald Wayne Bass (March 11, 1956 – October 26, 1989) was a professional American football tight end in the National Football League. He played five seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals (1978–1981) and the New Orleans Saints (1982). He played college football at the University of Houston. He has two living children.

In October 1989, Bass was shot and killed by Darrell Billingslea, after Bass allegedly told police to search Billingslea's motel room for drugs.[1]


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